Red, White, and Blue Cupcake Pops

Cupcake Pops

This post has been sponsored by Pillsbury™ and MARS Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You guys! I’m getting a new apartment in just a few short weeks, and I’m SO excited on so many levels. What exactly am I most excited about? Practically everything. Like 13 foot ceilings, concrete floors, and an entire WALL of windows. But more than anything I’m excited that my kitchen will be bathed in natural light. Also excited that it’s a completely updated and renovated place, meaning that I won’t be working in a hotbox when baking or cooking. Which is exciting for me! Since I barely do any baking this time of year, as my current kitchen has zero ventilation or airflow. Saying it’s a struggle would be an understatement. When I do take some time to bake during the warmer months it’s typically late at night, which 100x worked out when it came time to today’s Cupcake Pops. Because I baked the cake for the pops right before bed, meaning the sun was down and the heat in the kitchen was mostly bearable, and then let it cool overnight. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Anyways, these Cupcake…

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Fried Broccoli Recipe with Lemon Aioli

Fried Broccoli

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithOil #CollectiveBias I stop at the same spot every time I pass through Nashville, Pinewood Social, and the main reason I stop in is because of their Fried Broccoli. After coming home from my latest trip I thought to try my hand at it at home. The results? Pretty dang delicious. And while I’ll still have to drive to Nashville to enjoy bowling during dinner I can at least satisfy this craving at home now.  And y’all can as well! I picked up LouAna Liquid Coconut Oil during my last run to Kroger, and it’s the perfect medium to fry up broccoli at home. Now this isn’t deep-fried broccoli by any means, but it’s a nice crispy snack that’s still good for you! Like a veggie fry, made even more delicious with the addition of LouAna Organic Coconut Oil.  For over 120 years LouAna has been crafting the most trusted cooking oils in the country, and they’re just as handy outside the kitchen! From oil pulling (a favorite routine of mine in the mornings) to homemade toothpaste and everything in between. Its uses…

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Cheesy and Delicious Loaded Cauliflower Nachos

Loaded Cauliflower Nachos

Nachos that are basically guilt free and are more salad than carb loaded snack? Sign me up. Since Mexico is coming up in a few weeks after all. Summer body? What’s that? And these Loaded Cauliflower Nachos also happen to be the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month. Since they’re basically a rainbow on a plate AND aren’t too terrible for your waistline. Meaning they’re sure to be a hit at any Pride party this year, because after all nachos are always a crowd favorite. Now what if I told you that you could celebrate AND support your local LGBT community at the same time? I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Which is why I’m incredibly excited to have teamed up with Kroger for today’s post. The Kroger Family of Stores will be celebrating Pride Month in store while supporting and donating to the local community. They’re bringing together vendors (like Anheuser Busch, Campbell’s/Pepperidge Farm, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, E. & J. Gallo, and Hershey) that authentically support LGBT issues in joint displays to encourage everyone to purchase equality-friendly products. In an effort to not only show support for diversity, but also to help local organizations. Like…

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Cheesy Cauliflower in Cast Iron Skillet

Cheesy Cauliflower

Is there really anything that cauliflower can’t do? I’m here today to firmly say, “No.” It’s been on heavy repeat in my house for months now, but today’s recipe is a new favorite. Why? Because it’s basically guilt free mac-n-cheese. Made even more delicious by the addition of Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder. Which is why I’m excited to have teamed up with Colman’s today to share the recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower with you guys. I promise you’re going to love it just as much as I did. Even the boyfriend who’s a little cheese-sauce based foods averse was a complete fan, and that’s saying a lot. Trust me. While mac-n-cheese doesn’t typically have much heat I’m here to say that the added heat definitely kicks it up a notch! Plus with their Mustard Powder it’s incredibly easy to add it into the mix without making too much of a mess. Just fold it into the roux when you add other seasonings like salt and pepper. And then you’ve got a delicious new spin on an old classic.

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Doritos Stuffed Three Cheese Sliders

Doritos Three Cheese Stuffed Sliders

This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Now that horce racing season is over, and life is returning to normal here in Louisville , we all have our eyes set on the next prize. We’ll be spending the warmer months outside as much as possible. For me that means plenty of time at Waterfront Park, trips to the lake, and grilling out with friends. This time of year is hands down my favorite. Gone are the days of staying inside (which I also adore) under a blanket. Now we don our short shorts, lather on the sunscreen, and enjoy the sun. After a long, and fairly cold, winter I seriously need some Vitamin D in my life. It’s no secret that I’m the one that handles the majority of the cooking with my friend group, something I’m 100% fine with. Because I do show my love through food. But this time of year I enjoy spending as little time in the kitchen as possible, because who wants to be caught up in the kitchen while your friends are outside having fun? Not this guy! Enter today’s Three Cheese Doritos Stuffed Sliders that are perfect for a day at the lake or any backyard BBQ. And…

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